ERE'S PROOF THAT BEAUTY AND BRAINS CAN
coexist. Harvard U. junior Elizabeth Hancock
shattered stereotypes last September by par-
ticipating in the oft-maligned Miss America
"Pageant. And critics be damned
she says it was
worth every poised step.
"I've always wanted to pay my parents back for everything
they've done for me," says the Kentucky native. "I love to go
onstage and perform, too, and thought this was the best of both
worlds." She's not afraid to take sides in the great American
debate, either. Hancock touts the pageant as a scholarship com-
petition, not an annual body parade. y
Though she wasn't a top ten finalist, the environmental science b
and public policy major did impress the judges, who awarded her
the preliminary interview award scholarship. The judges aren't the
nly ones who are impressed with Hancock.
Pageant co-host Meredith Vieira offered her a summer internship at ABC's gabfest "The View" as she walked
off the stage. And now that the show has canned Gen-X rep Debbie Matenopoulos, does Hancock harbor aspira-
tions of replacing her in the coffee klatch? "I can't say I'd complain if they offered me a position!" she laughs.
Barbara Walters, you've been warned.
By Nicholas Fonseca, Drake 11./Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hancock
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